How will I send and receive email?

July 29, 2017 130 views
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Hi,

If I buy VPS from DigitalOcean on which I will host a site for e.g. www.testsite.com. Now this domain I have bought from some other provider. My question is, how will I send or receive email?
I expect my site to send email to users from time to time for e.g. at the time of registration so from where will I get incoming and outgoing mail server setting?

Will DigitalOcean provide this or I have to configure it myself?

Thanks

2 Answers
hansen July 29, 2017
Accepted Answer

Hi @somedguser

If you want to run your own mail server, you can, but unless you have a lot of time or experience with that, then I wouldn't recommend it.

There are many mail providers, only a few is free when you want to use your own domain, but the services they provide is worth the money (spam, virus, backup, security, etc).
If you just want to be able to send mail, then you can use https://www.sparkpost.com and if you're using WordPress for your website, then there's a plugin for easy setup too https://wordpress.org/plugins/sparkpost/

You have to install, configure, manage and maintain it yourself. DO sells unmanaged VPSes.

  • Does it require spending extra money like buying some service or simply installing and configuring it will make it work?

    What I am trying to ask is, I have the domain, I have the server (VPS), I have the software (some mail server) which I install and configure. Is that it?

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